New Bridget Jones novel to Cape
Benedicte Page | The Bookseller – November 9, 2012
Cape has acquired a new Bridget Jones novel by Helen Fielding.
The novel, for which no title has yet been released, is to be set in
contemporary London and will explore “a different phase in Bridget’s
life”. The book will be out in autumn 2013.
Vintage m.d. Richard Cable bought UK and Commonwealth rights on sole
submission from Gillon Aitken of Aitken Alexander Associates.
Dan Franklin, publisher of Jonathan Cape, said: “Great comic writers
are as rare as hen’s teeth. Helen is one of a very select band who
have created a character, Bridget, of whom the very thought makes you
smile. Like millions of others I can’t wait to see what’s happened
Fielding said she was thrilled to be published by Cape but wanted “to
register my huge appreciation of Bridget’s original publisher,
Picador, and the success they made of the two early Bridget Jones
novels”. She said: “The new novel is set in present-day London, with
an entirely new scenario for Bridget. If people laugh as much reading it
as I am while writing it then we’ll all be very happy.”
Bridget Jones Diary was
published in 1997, with its sequel, Bridget
Jones: The Edge of Reason, following in 1999. The two novels
were published in 40 countries with worldwide sales given at over 15